|During the reboot, it froze on ep0. This was most likely because this was a
general kernel. It's time to change the setup.
I rebooted the system but when the boot:
prompt appeared, I entered -cv. This puts the boot into verbose mode and
allows you to enter configuration.
When the config> prompt appeared, I entered visual. Then I
removed the conflicts, mostly by getting rid of SCSI devices (I have none) and various
things. Then I pressed Q to save and quit.
It froze at ep0. Again.
At the boot: prompt, I entered kernel.old, which is my previous
kernel. This allowed me to boot the system with the old version of the operating
system. Then I compiled that kernel under the new operating system. I suggest
you following the Building
and Installing a Custom Kernel section of the handbook but instead of starting with
the GENERIC kernel, you can use the kernel you had before. Apart from that, the
steps are the same.
To keep this kernel around, I did the following:
cp kernel.old kernel.227
If I later wished to boot with my old kernel, all I had to do was type kernel.227
at the boot: prompt.